Dear members: Last night the book club chose to discuss "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi at our meet-up on Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. According to Amazon.com:
"Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. [Note: This book was originally published in two volumes, but it has also been released in one volume now, so double-check what you're getting].
Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.
Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today."
I'm looking forward to reading this and I hope you are, too! Come join us to discuss it, and to meet with friends and have a tasty snack!